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The ALV-CorrTector/II is now available ! (10/2014)

A break-trough product combining a super-high count rate linearity, ALV-developed Avalanche Photo Diode detector with an ALV-7004/USB Multiple Tau Digital Correlator in a single housing. Maximum light count rates of more than 80 Mcps, lowest afterpulsing and dark counts combined with an additional afterpulsing correction scheme makes this detector/correlator combination  the ideal choice for DLS/SLS and DWS experiments, even rivalling ‘pseudo-cross correlation’ setups in terms of sub-µs lag time access. Small outlined, light-weighted and with remarkably small power consumption, it offers the most easy way to set-up one of the above mentioned experiments featuring ‘Light in - Correlation Function out’ technology at it’s best. See more details here.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WINDOWS-XP USERS !

    WINDOWS 7 compatibility of the ALV-Software (05/2014)

    Switching from WINDOWS-XP OS to WINDOWS-7 32-bit OS is directly possible for all ALV-Software Versions with version date from 01/2010 on. These versions are tested on WINDOWS 7 and no serious compatibility issues were found. A detailed instruction for the required preps to migrate from WINDOWS-XP to WINDOWS-7 and notes on how to create user accounts compatible with the ALV-SOftware can be found in this PDF.

    32/64-bit OS support

    • In general, all USB based correlators, such as the ALV-7002/USB, the ALV-7002/USB-25, the ALV-7004/USB and ALV-7004/USB-FAST and the ALV-7032 can be used with both, 32-bit and 64-bit versions of WINDOWS OS.
       
    • In contrast to the USB based ALV correlator products, all EPP/PCI based correlator products
       (ALV-7002, ALV-7004, ALV-7004/FAST) CAN ONLY BE USED WITH THE 32-bit VERSIONS of WINDOWS OS !

    The ALV-7004/USB and ALV_7004/USB-FAST Multiple Tau Digital Correlator are now available ! (05/2012)

    As an extension of the USB based range of ALV Multiple Tau correlators, the ALV-7004/USB and ALV-7004/USB-FAST, a eight times faster version of the ALV-7004/USB is now available. Both correlators offer four independet correlators and likewise four independent inputs. Fitted into an identical housing with practically identical size and weight as the ALV-7002/SUB series, even the ALV-7004/USB-FAST consumes only a little more power than the ALV-7002/USB-25 (~750 mW compared to 650 mW) and is still usable for portable, battery driven applications as well. Like the ALV-7002/USB series, both products can be ordered with the optional “highly stable clock generator option” (see the details here).

    Further details of the ALV-7004/USB and ALV-7004/USB-FAST product can be found here.

      Outlook on the ALV-7064 Multiple Tau Digital Correlator (05/2011)

      Built-up as a prototype series already, this correlator type will form an extendable platform of multi-input correlators ranging from 64, 96, 128 or even more independent input channels with auto correlation function generation at 100 ns initial sampling time (realtime) each. Each correlator is fed by a LVTTL counting input, input block multiplexers are foreseen to reduce the amount of cabling required, as well as allowing more sophisticated multiplexing schemes. This product is planned for production by end of this year. For more detailed preliminary information, please inquire at ALV directly.

        The ALV-7002/USB-25 Multiple Tau Digital Correlator is now available ! (05/2011)

        As an extension of the ALV-7002/USB, a four times faster version of this two input correlator is now available. While keeping all other featuring compared to the ALV-7002/USB, the ALV-7002/USB-25 uses a 25 ns initial sampling time (instead of 100 ns) and can thus be used for experiments showing significantly faster fluctuation times than usually seen on DLS experiments (rotational diffusion, for example, in DDLS or FCS etc.). Fitted into an identical housing with practically identical size and weight, the ALV-7002/USB-25 consumes only a little more power than the ALV-7002/USB (~650 mW compared to 550 mW) and is still usable for portable, battery driven applications as well. Like the ALV-7002/USB, this product can be ordered with the optional “highly stable clock generator option” (see the details here).

        Further details of the ALV-7002/USB-25 product can be found here.

          The ALV-7032 Multiple Tau Digital Correlator is now available ! (01/2011)

          Another new member of the ALV-MultiCorr digital realtime correlator series is ready for shipment starting from early Q2/2011 on. Featuring 32 independent auto correlation functions (resp. 16 cross correlation functions) using a Multiple Tau  scheme with 50 ns (realtime) initial sampling time, this product should find its use in all multi-detection experiments with a higher number of independent detectors. 32 LVTTL counting inputs are featured on the correlator itself, a 32 channel LVDS to LVTTL converter is offered as option. Just like the ALV-7002/USB, this correlator can be equipped with a “highly stable stable clock generator option” (see the details here). Communication to the host-PC is performed via a USB 2.0 interface with up to 10 MByte/s data transfer capability, a driver/control and graphical display software for WINDOWS (up to WIN-7, 32 or 64 bit version) is part of the default delivery.

          Further details of the ALV-7032 product can be found here.

            The ALV-7002/USB Multiple Tau Digital Correlator is now available ! (11/2009)

            From 12/2009 on, another new member of the ALV-MultiCorr Series further completes the range of Multiple Tau digital realtime correlators. The USB2 based ALV-7002/USB offering identical correlation performance compared to the ALV-7002, however at further reduced power consumption, footprint and weight. Equipped with the possibility of evaluating up to five user I/O pins for level detection or frequency measurement, it can directly be used to replace all ALV-500X/600X correlators that were used not only to compute the correlation function, but for temperature/monitor diode measurements as well (as  in ALV-Goniometer Systems). The extremely small power consumption of just 550 mW at full operating condition, the small weight (160 g)  along with the small, but still very robust anodized aluminum housing makes this product ideally suited for mobile use as well. As the first product of the ALV-MultiCorr correlator series this product can be ordered with the optional “highly stable clock generator option” (see the details here).

            Further details of the ALV-7002/USB product can be found here.

              New features for the ALV-LinCorr (09/2009)

              The ALV-LinCorr now features an additional “batch mode” as well as the possibility to “pre-delay” the direct input channel of the correlator. See all details here.

                A new member of the MultiCorr Series - the ALV-7002

                From 8/2008 on, a new member of the ALV-MultiCorr Series further completes the range of Multiple Tau digital realtime correlators. With two simultaneous auto- or cross-correlation functions being computed with 100 ns initial sampling time using the well known ALV-16/8 Multiple Tau channel spacing, it is the “most identical” replacement of the ALV-5000/E correlator series, however offering the well known advantages of the MultiCorr Series such as the lack of any input scaling required for input count rates up to several 10 Mcps, low power consumption etc. The ALV-7002 is primarily designed for standard single or dual detector DLS and FCS experiments or (pseudo) cross correlation experiments, were both cross correlation functions CROSS 0/1 and CROSS 1/0) can be computed simultaneously. Further details can be found here.

                  Application Note on “Triangular Averaging Distortions”

                  Find here an application note (PDF) describing the source of the so called “Triangular Averaging Distortions”, their effective magnitude for different kinds of correlation functions and how to fully remove them from a correlation function - and learn why a 16/8 channel Multiple Tau implementation performs better than the so called “high resolution” Multiple Tau Correlation schemes.

                    Technical Data of the ALV-LinCorr Linear Tau Correlator

                    Interested in a linear sampling time correlator with 2048 correlation channel and full, real-time multi-bit correlation capability ? Click here to learn more about the new ALV-LinCorr ...

                      Introducing the new ALV-MultiCorr Multiple Tau Digital Realtime Correlator series

                      Langen, 1st of July 2007

                      After serving as a successful and reliable tool in many photon correlation experiments for nearly 20 years (accounting for all its predecessors), sales and production of the ALV-5000/60X0 Multiple Tau Digital Real Time Correlatoris is discontinued from September 2007 on (latest orders accepted by this date).

                      As an enhanced replacement for the ALV-5000/60X0 Multiple Tau Digital Real Time Correlator Series, ALV introduces the ALV-MultiCorr Digital Real Time Correlator Series per July 2007 with taking orders on the first models of this series by this date with delivery by early Q4/2007 ...

                      Read the full article here